China Tightens Security Ahead of Christmas, New Year in Xinjiang

RFA, 18 December 2014

37898277-ee27-4831-90c9-56c91fb93921RFA Uyghur Service – Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang are tightening security in the regional capital ahead of Christmas, with new restrictions in force in mosques and among the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group.

“Police in Urumqi having been carrying out a campaign of checks and searches in the run-up to Christmas and New Year,” Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC), told RFA on Thursday.

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Uyghurs Demand Inherent Dignity and Respect on this 64th World Human Rights Day

Press Release – For immediate release
10 December 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress, while commemorating the 64th International Human Rights Day, would like to call attention to China’s alarmingly opaque justice system and calls on China to immediately put a stop to its capricious use of the death penalty.

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WUC Youth Seminar Begins in Geneva

WUC, 24 November 2014

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Geneva, Switzerland – The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in association with Geneva for Human Rights organized a two-day intensive workshop in Geneva, Switzerland (November 24-25) for members of the Uyghur diaspora to strengthen understanding of the UN system and to build the capacity of Uyghur youth leaders to educate local stakeholders on issues relating to human rights and democracy promotion.

The seminar (United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities for Uyghur People) began today in Geneva Switzerland. Opening statements were made by Ms. Rebiya Kadeer as well as the president of Geneva for Human Rights, Mr. Adrien Zoller regarding the situation in East Turkestan as well some first steps towards resolving the issues there.

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Announcement of the Seminar Agenda

21 November 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in association with Geneva for Human Rights has organized a two-day intensive workshop in Geneva, Switzerland (November 24-25) for members of the Uyghur diaspora to strengthen understanding of the UN system and to build the capacity of Uyghur youth leaders to educate local stakeholders on issues relating to human rights and democracy promotion.

Please click here to download the Agenda of the Seminar.

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Announcement: UN Training Seminar for Uyghur Youth to be Held in Geneva, Switzerland

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Press Release – For immediate release
14 October 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in association with Geneva for Human Rights has organized a two-day intensive workshop in Geneva, Switzerland (November 24-25) for members of the Uyghur diaspora to strengthen understanding of the UN system and to build the capacity of Uyghur youth leaders to educate local stakeholders on issues relating to human rights and democracy promotion.

The course (United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities for Uyghur People) will look to provide a comprehensive overview of the UN human rights system and its specific mechanisms while ensuring that the participants are equipped with the skills necessary to work as human rights defenders in the field. More specifically, the training will look to enhance the participants’ understanding of the Human Rights Council generally, along with other mechanisms such as UN Special Procedures, treaty bodies, minority and indigenous peoples’ rights, the Minority Forum as well as strategy on making effective use of UN mechanisms. Such theoretical knowledge of the UN system is invaluable, however, practical experience will also be gained through the opportunity to attend the UN Forum on Minority Issues on November 26.

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Uyghurs Stage International Demonstrations over Human Rights Abuses

World Uyghur Congress, 1 October 2014

WUC — A demonstration organized by the World Uyghur Congress alongside the East Turkestan Union in Europe was staged yesterday, October 1st, opposite the Chinese Consulate in Munich, Germany to protest the continued human rights violations by the Chinese government in East Turkestan.

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UIGHUR ACADEMIC’S PRISON SENTENCE SHOWS CHINESE OPPRESSION, SAYS ACTIVIST

Daily Sabah, 29 September 2014

WASHINGTON — The World Uighur Congress chairwoman Khadeer Rebiya called China’s sentencing of an Uighur professor to life in prison last week “a declaration of war.”

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Interview: China Can Learn From Scottish Independence Referendum

RFA, 22 September 2014

Days after Scotland’s Sept.18 historic independence referendum in which the Scottish decided to remain in the United Kingdom, exiled Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer spoke to RFA’s Uyghur Service on the impact of the hotly contested vote on the people of China’s troubled northwestern Xinjiang region.

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